Staff Report

As part of Central Coast Tourism Council’s Annual Retreat & Planning Conference coming to Solvang this week, a special “After a Crisis: Lessons for Recovery” Forum and Food & Wine Reception has been added on Wed., April 18 from 3:30-5 p.m. at Hotel Corque. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Panelists include President & CEO of Ventura VCB Marlyss Auster, Director of Sales for Visit Santa Barbara Michelle Carlen, President & CEO of Visit SLO CAL Chuck Davison, and Director of Marketing Communications for Monterey County CVB April Locke. The forum will be moderated by SMG Consulting President Carl Ribaudo.

The cost is $25 and advance registration is requested by Mon., April 16. Limited walk-in tickets will be available at the door for the forum.

The Solvang Conference and Visitors Bureau is co-chairing the annual retreat along with the Buellton CVB, Visit The Santa Ynez Valley and Visit Santa Barbara, on behalf of the Central Coast Tourism Council.

“We are proud to be on the board and active members of this important regional marketing organization,” said Tracy Farhad, Executive Director of Solvang CVB.

To register for the Crisis Recovery Forum or to view the CCTC Retreat program, go to: